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ics Colloquium
Friday, October 24, 2008
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Mark Adams [Host: Bascom Deaver]
Vice President, ITT Corporation
"Physics –Fundamentals for Business"
Mr. Adams discusses a number of poignant experiences as an undergraduate Physics major at UVA and traces how these lessons have been foundational in his approach to building businesses throughout his career. The technical and operational challenges of remaking a failed $7B company with annual losses exceeding $1B are described from the perspective of a closet physicist. Mr. Adams relates his physics inspired approaches – ranging from the futile to the fruitful – to creating an organization that supports over 300,000 subscribers in over 100 countries worldwide. He also discusses the physics behind his second business startup, which has grown to over a hundred professionals with locations in three states.

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